Curriculum Vitae – Mihály Kállay

Mihály Kállay | CV | Research | Publications | Teaching

Mihály Kállay

 Personal data

  • born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1974
  • married with two children

Academic qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in chemistry, Eötvös University, Budapest, 1998
  • PhD in chemistry, Eötvös University, Budapest, 2001. Advisor: Professor Péter R. Surján
  • doctor of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (DSc), 2013
  • habilitation, Budapest University of Technology and Economics, 2014


  • January 2002-September 2004: postdoctoral research associate in the group of Professor Jürgen Gauss, Institute for Physical Chemistry, University of Mainz, Germany
  • October 2004-September 2007: research assistant professor, Department of Physical Chemistry and Materials Science, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
  • October 2007-June 2010: assistant professor
  • July 2010-August 2015: associate professor
  • From September 2015: full professor
  • From October 2007: head of the Spectroscopy Laboratory
  • From July 2015: head of the department

Research experience

  • method development in quantum chemistry: semi-empirical methods, localized approaches, coupled-cluster and configuration interaction theory, analytic derivatives, multi-reference models, automated implementation of quantum chemical methods
  • applications of quantum chemistry: fullerenes and fullerene nanostructures; highly accurate calculations of molecular properties; thermochemistry of molecules and radicals; atmospheric chemistry; electronic absorption, emission, vibrational, and NMR spectroscopy


  • first prize at the National Student Association Conference of Hungary, 1997
  • Pro Scientia Gold Medal (a youth award of the National Student Association of Hungary), 1997
  • Excellent Student of the Eötvös University, 1998
  • prize for the best poster presentation at the European Summerschool in Quantum Chemistry, Riolo Terme, Italy, 2000
  • IBM-Zerner Fellowship at the 41st Sanibel Symposium, St. Augustine, USA, 2001
  • fellowship of the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA), 2004-2007
  • “Bolyai” fellowship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2007-2010
  • Starting Independent Research Grant of the European Research Council (ERC), 2008-2013
  • Pungor Ernő prize of the TU Budapest, 2009
  • Medal of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science, 2009
  • Lendület Grant of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2013-2018

Teaching experience

  • Computational chemistry
  • Fundamentals of quantum mechanics and spectroscopy
  • Physical chemistry (thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, electrochemistry)


  • 90 papers in international peer-reviewed journals with more than 2600 non-self citations
  • co-author of one university text book
  • 25 invited conference talks